April 16, 2010

Bacon Loves Shrimp Deviled Eggs




Ingredients:
8 hard boiled eggs, cut in half lengthwise
3 strips thick cut bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/2 cup finely minced cooked shrimp
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon finely minced green onion or chopped chives
salt
pepper

shrimp slices for garnish

Directions:
Place the yolks in a small bowl. Lightly mash with a potato masher. Add the mayonnaise and mustard. Mash until smooth. Stir in remaining ingredients taking care that they are evenly distributed in the egg mixture. Divide evenly among the halves. Garnish with a bit of shrimp.



My thoughts:
The these eggs are perhaps the most over the top, goyisha deviled eggs I've ever consumed. Bacon and shrimp! I'd like to claim credit for that bit of genius but these eggs are the product of my husband's imagination. For some reason he got it in his head that he wanted to make deviled eggs and this is what he came up with. Since he didn't grow up eating a lot of deviled eggs, he prefers them closer to the "stuffed" egg territory with lots of bulky ingredients than their traditional fairly smooth and sprinkled with paprika forebearers. Being as overstuffed as they are, they make a great snack or appetizer, they are more substantial than than regular deviled eggs which in my opinion makes them better.

11 comments:

  1. I love everything about this recipe. I make deviled eggs probably weekly, but rarely get more advanced then adding worcester sauce and harvest grain mustard. This will completely feed into my ability to get the husband to try anything as long as it contains bacon (and/or cheese).

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  2. Your husband is brilliant!

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  3. I don't do shrimp, but the addition to your eggs is pretty darn nice! My dad does a lot of cooking at home, which is great b/c it allows my mom to be catered to--a must in every relationship!

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  4. Thank you, thank you!!! I have to make some appetizers for two baby showers within the next three weeks, and I think this recipe will be a big hit!! I think I will do some with shrimp and some with crab.

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  5. Your husband is a culinary genius!! Can't wait to give these a try-they are off the hook!

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  6. Oh my gosh! Did you hear the Lee brothers on NPR talking about shrimp and deviled egg salad? It sounded divine, just like these.

    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=125832027

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  7. Deviled eggs are always a crowd pleaser as is bacon - a sure winner.

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  8. Meg,
    No! I love the Lee Bros. though, thanks for the link. Shrimp & eggs is a surprisingly great combination. I am not a egg salad person but that might tempt me over to the dark side!

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  9. LOVELY. I just want to go to the market now and get me some shrimp! i love this! thanks for sharing

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  10. I've had bacon deviled eggs before - YUM. We have a mantra in our house "Bacon makes everything better". But the addition of shrimp is an excellent idea!! Can't wait to try it!

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  11. i made these last night for valentines day and they were fantastic. i did add some smoked paprika which enriched the already fabulous taste! thank you! this is going to go in my "party recipe file".

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